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Practice Measuring BP: Student Edition

Learning Objectives
1. Identify tactics to deal with imperfect clinical settings for blood pressure measurement, which may occur in real-world situations
2. Practice the key steps to take blood pressure using different types of blood pressure devices
0.5 Credit CME

Blood pressure (BP) measurement is the most commonly performed medical procedure in clinical practice. Studies show that skills and knowledge in this area decay over time. To remain competent, it is important to engage in ongoing training and practice throughout your career. In this module, you will have the opportunity to continue to practice your skills and knowledge in various clinical scenarios. This module should be taken on an as-needed basis throughout your education and career to keep skills fresh and up to date.

Note to Faculty: Please click on the "Resources" tab above to download a faculty guide for the AMA Student BP Series. The faculty guide provides a brief overview of the series, suggestions on when to implement each module, and access to cases and assessment materials developed by medical school educators.

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Activity Information

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

AMA CME Accreditation Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 0.50  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 0.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;;
  • 0.50 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
  • 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
  • 0.50 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and
  • 0.50 credit toward the CME [and Self-Assessment requirements] of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.


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